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WARSAW, KY (FOX19) -

Ten people have been arrested following an early morning round up of suspected drug traffickers Thursday by Kentucky State Police and the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department.

KSP Trooper Brad Arterburn says the round ups are conducted every few months in an effort to control the growing drug problem.

"The heroin is making a comeback because pills are getting harder to get and more expensive to buy," said Arterburn.

Arterburn says heroin is just part of the problem.

"We still have meth labs all over the place. Of course you have marijuana, the synthetic drugs now so it's a never ending battle of things we have to face," he said.

Before the sun came up, troopers and deputies met at the Gallatin County courthouse to discuss who they're going after.

"We had arrest warrants on 14 people for various charges….most of them for trafficking in pills…some of them for trafficking in heroin," said Arterburn.

Troopers and deputies split up into four teams and move out under cover of darkness. The first stop for team number four is a secluded trailer, the home of Joshua Estep, who was arrested without incident.

Estep is charged with drug trafficking and marijuana possession.  

The next two suspects on team number four's warrant list aren't home, but Arterburn says every arrest makes a difference.

"We're out here. We're fighting this problem. We know that drugs are a problem in our communities," he said. "It's not going away, but we are out here everyday working to make things better. We're not going to stop looking for the people that are selling it. We're not going to stop looking for people that are using it. We are going to find you and we're going to put you in jail." 

Of the original 14 indictment warrants, four individuals have not been located.  Everyone arrested was lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center.

Those arrested include:

 

  • Mindy Hamlin, 31 years old from Glencoe
  • William Harris, 53 years old from Carrollton
  • Katharine Ghaner, 35 years old from Ghent
  • Candiealeigha Tomblin, 33 years old from Louisville
  • Joshua Estep, 26 years old from Ghent
  • Brian Rowe, 43 years old from Warsaw
  • Tony Carver Jr., 26 years old from Glencoe
  • Jeffrey Lape, 61 years old from Sparta
  • Rickey Howard, 56 years old from Owenton
  • Cynthia Hutchinson Sanders, 31 years old from Glencoe

 

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